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R&D chemist - Exterior Products -Product development, technology and advanced instruments

Within Jotun's brand new headquarters in Sandefjord, you'll find one of the largest privately owned R&D centers in Northern Europe. Within Exterior Products Decorative, we are looking for a chemist with interest for, and knowledge about new technology and advanced instruments.

You will develop the internal knowledge about our paints/stains/primers and technology by participating in and/or leading one or more technology projects. The acquired knowledge must be shared with relevant people on a regular and autonomic basis. You will be our teams resource in carrying out advanced tests and test series to support ongoing innovation and technology projects. You will also be responsible for your own product development and innovation projects.

Duties and responsibilities
Carry out development and technology tasks through planning, testing and evaluation of formulations, products or raw materials, within Exterior Products Decorative.
Participate actively in the working out of R&D tasks, coach colleagues as well as contributing professionally within own area both internally and externally to increase the quality of the R&D plan and competence in the professional environment.
Report results from development and maintenance work both orally and written through R&D and tertiary reports to ensure that the correct decisions, based on current experience, are made.
Search for, make use of and communicate knowledge to others through literature, practical experience, learning from others as well as attending courses to be one step ahead of competence needs.
The job holder should be interested in learning and operating advanced instrument, and to interpret and understand the results.  The job holder will contribute actively with that expertise in own projects as well as across other projects and teams in the department.
Attend to the substitution principle when developing new products. Attend to SHE aspects by handling new raw materials to ensure that the Jotun's SHE requirements are respected.

You should have at least a Masters degree in chemistry, material technology or similar.

Preferably experience from research and development.
Preferably experience with advanced instruments and technology .
Preferably project management skills.

You have the ability to both be the expert and a great communicator who takes interest and pride in sharing knowledge.

Working language is English, where you have excellent skills. 



Personal qualities

Professional Expertise: demonstrates specialist knowledge and expertise in own area; participates in continuous professional development.

Innovation: produces fresh and imaginative ideas and solutions; breaks away from tradition; promotes change and novelty.

Constructive Teamwork: co-operates well with others; shares knowledge, experience and information; supports others in the pursuit of team goals.

Analysis & Judgment: quickly understands and analyzes complex issues and problems; comes up with sound and rational judgments.

Initiative & Responsibility: acts on own initiative, makes things happen and accepts responsibility for the results.

Systematic Approach: uses a methodical and systematic approach; plans ahead, defines clear priorities and allocates resources effectively.


We can offer

Extensive opportunities for professional and personal development, both through on-the-job training and Jotun Academy. 

Strong corporate culture based on our four core values - Loyalty, Care, Respect and Boldness.   

A professional and supportive work environment with focus on continuous improvement and innovation.   

Exciting challenges in a growing company with excellent financial results.